|Name:||Black Diamond HoodWire|
|MPN:||X001U48W5V | 101145717 | BD210147BDORALL1|
|Dimensions:||Length: 96 mm|
Width: 59 mm
Gate Opening: 25 mm
|Strength Ratings:||24 kN | 8 kN | 8 kN|
|Other Markings:||Forged-positive: (double diamond logo) | (double diamond logo)|
Laser: CE0333 7213 | (ratings)
|Batch Marking Location:||basket-right|
|Collection Criteria:||★ Manufacturing, Engineering, or Design|
|Summary:||original wire-guarded clean nose wiregate|
|Description & Commentary:|
A clever use of existing production techniques to produce a hooded wiregate carabiner. Unlike the Wild Country Helium, the HoodWire, Livewire, and Oz does not require any forging or milling beyond what is performed on all modern carabiners. The HoodWire has a flattened wiregate, which reduces the minimum width of the nose, but climbers complained about the wide nose fitting through crowded bolts or belay stations.
Discontinued in 2019, reportedly because of the manufacturing difficulty (as with all snagless wiregates), and possibly the BD factory move.
Black Diamond did apply for a true keylock wiregate patent so perhaps we'll see that design someday (limited gate opening though, would need to be offset).
As of 2022, CT/Climbing Technology, an Italian company, is producing a HoodWire style (and weight) carabiner named the Berry W.
This particular example was not part of the 2016 recall of many BD carabiners.
|Technical Notice:||Technical Notice|